J.K. Rowling Has a Typically Excellent Response to Twitter Mansplaining

Incredibly, the man in question told a new author that she didn't write her book.


J.K. Rowling shut down a man who told a new author that she, in fact, didn't write her debut book.

First-time author Laura Kalbag shared the news on Twitter that she had written her first novel when German typographer Erik Spiekermann responded with a dismissive tweet where he patronizingly attempted to explain to her how a book is published.

"Actually, you wrote a text," he tweeted. "It took a few other people & skills to make that into a book."

Rowling, never one to allow an example of sexism pass her by, consequently sent her congratulations to Kalbag, clarifying the finer points of making a book.

Spiekermann has since apologized for his comments, claiming that they were apparently ironic.

Follow Marie Claire on Facebook for the latest celeb news, beauty tips, fascinating reads, livestream video, and more.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
More From Celebrity